I’m building a roster plan for my next challenge run which will be dark and ghost (since they’re so damn similar). I have… narrowed down a list I’m grinding down slowly and I’ve gotten to this point. I know, some of these aren’t dark types or ghost types. But they evolve into them.
D-Squirtle, D-Budew, Seedot, Houndour, Carvanha, Cacnea (Water Absorb), Scorupi, Inkay, Duskull, Yamask, Litwick, Spiritomb, Phantump, Frillish, and/or Golett.
I can’t/won’t be using gimmicky PvP only strategies. Following this, Gengar is right out as he just can’t take a hit and I need pokemon who can at least marginally survive the first round without consistently pulling off OHKOs.
Some pokes in particular need to be chosen between similar others as having these pokes on the same team would be redundant.
Duskull vs Yamask vs Spiritomb I have experience with Duskull and Yamask and Coffagrigus comes across as gimmicky and short-lived for PvE standards. Dusknoir seems pretty damned good, but I have no idea about Spiritomb. Litwick vs Houndour No experience with either. Carvanha vs Frillish Never used Sharpedo but I have used Jellicent. Sharpedo seems like it will just explode similarly to Gengar. Cursed body is fun, but so is Rough Skin (particularly when coupled with a rocky helmet). If I take Cacnea, it will need water absorb so I can can do Surf shinanigans with whichever of these two I use. Seedot vs Cacnea vs Phantump I have never used Shiftry or Cacturn, but Trevenant is familiar to me. Horn Leach, Shadow Claw, Will-o-wisp/Leech Seed, and Phantom Force are fun.